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1

leading figures of solution-focused therapy

Steve de Shazer and Insoo Berg, Michelle Weiner-Davis, Bill Masden

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role of the therapist

collaborator

3

problem formation according to solution-focus therapists

people are constrained by narrow views of their problems into perpetuating rigid patterns of false solutions

4

normal family development

clients are experts in their ow lives; they have been freed of their presenting problems and thus are returned to their own unique functional way of living

5

conditions for change

amplify exceptions, get families to talk more positively about their problems so that they will think more positively

6

assessment

How will their lives be different when the problem is solved?

7

visitor

De Shazer's term for a client who does not wish to be part of therapy, does not have a complaint, and does not wish to work on anything

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complainants

De Shazer's term for a relationship with a client who describes a complaint but is at present unwilling to work on solving it

9

customers

De Shazer's term for a client who not only complains about a problem, but is motivated to resolve it

10

miracle question

asking clients to imagine how things would be different if they woke up tomorrow and their problem was solved

11

exception questions

used in solution-focused therapy to help clients remember times when they haven't been defeated by their problems

12

coping questions

used in solution-focused therapy to help clients realize that they have been managing difficult circumstances

13

scaling questions

solution-focused clients are asked to rate on a 10-point scale how much they want to resolve their problems, how bad the problem is, how much better it is than the last time, and so on

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compliments

used in solution-focused therapy to convey support and understanding